Oct. 12, 2013
University of Cincinnati junior Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School) posted a 1-over par 71 and is tied with three players for eighth place after the first round at the Temple Invitational at Philmont Country Club (par 70 – 6,670 yards) in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Howard birdied holes No. 5 and 9 to make the turn at even par and, after bogeys on Nos. 11 and 14, managed a birdie on No. 18 to end the day at 1-over 70. He is tied with Penn’s Ben Colley, Binghamton’s Jack Sedewick and Temple’s Matthew Teesdale in the 93-player field. Evan Russell of Harvard sits atop the player leaderboard at 8-under 62.
“Jared Howard played a solid round today,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “He drove the ball well, played his irons well.”
UC sophomore Emerson Newsome (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek High School) is tied with 14 players for 17th place at 3-over 73. Junior Baxter Reeves (Montgomery, Ala./Brewbaker Tech/Central Alabama CC) and junior John Michael O'Toole (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley High School/Central Alabama CC) are tied for 32nd place at 4-over 74. Freshman Jared O'Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview High School) is tied for 48th at 6-over 76.
UC sophomore Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle High School) is playing as an individual and is tied for 12th at 2-over 72.
As a team, the Bearcats rank seventh in the 17-team field at 12-over 292. Hartford is first at 2-over 282, followed by Harvard (286) and host Temple (286) tied for second. Richmond is fourth at 287. Seton Hall and Penn are tied for fifth at 291. St. John’s is listed eighth at 293. Binghamton is ninth at 295. Saint Joseph’s (Philadelphia) and Princeton are tied for 10th at 301. Rhode Island ranks 12th at 302. Dartmouth is 13th at 306. Cornell and LaSalle are tied for 14th at 309. Fordham is 16th at 314 while Brown is 17th at 318.
“We did some good things well early, but yesterday we had torrential rains and were unable to play or even see holes 12 through 18. It was pretty obvious today that we didn’t play those holes well.
“That was pretty frustrating because if John Michael (O’Toole) and Jared O’Kelley would have been able to play even par on those holes they would rank among the leaders and still have a chance to win the tournament.”
Final-round action begins Sunday at 9 a.m.